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“PO in if it rains” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taupo Museum

Taupo Museum
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$19.98*
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Taupo Self-Guided Audio Tour
Ranked #12 of 67 things to do in Taupo
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Edinburgh uk
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143 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“PO in if it rains”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

Often it doesn't rain so you miss a visit
This is a small town Museum which surpasses many . It is packed with fascinating memorabilia ,beautiful artefacts and novel local treasures
It is modern,interesting in a great way ...and has an excellent wee shop

Visited April 2014
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Interactive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

Cheap entry, lots of interaction with exhibits and a lot of written history to read. Currently exhibiting Matariki, Te Haerenga - The Journey. Beautiful garden, and Tuwharetoa Gallery. Loved it.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Small, local and interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

It is small, dusty and old, but the collection at Taupo museum is a little treasure chest of Geological and both Maori and Colonial histories of the area. And the 300 year old waka is pretty impressive too! The price ($5 entry) reflects the location, but you definitely get your money's worth!

Visited July 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Small museum with lots information on taupo and local art.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

The museum has information of taupo right from when it was founded about the maori arrivals....moa birds. arrivals of Europeans and changes in the culture the timber industry how was it evolved.

A small garden is quiet impressive ..

Visited June 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“My kids went on a 'treasure hunt'”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

Only $5 admission per adult. Give children a clipboard with pictures of items they need to find around the museum. A good sample/range of artefacts and interactive things to do. Kids had an area where they could do puzzles and craft. Very helpful staff. Would have loved a cafe. Would have been nice to have a hot chocolate at the end of our visit before leaving into the crisp Taupo air.

Visited April 2014
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